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Fatal hunting accident, other injuries on Opening Day

November 19, 2011

By John Anderson, WellsvilleDaily.com

GRANGER — State police were busy Saturday, with one fatal hunting accident and three other injuries.

In Allegany County, troopers said had a shot been fired 6 inches one way or the other, a Silver Springs man may have died.

Two brothers were hunting with their sons when they started into the woods behind the house on Schneider Road in Granger, Amity-based state police said. One father accidentally discharged his gun, and the round went through both the passenger and the driver’s side doors and struck his 34-year-old nephew in the right forearm. He was bent over, tying his boots, troopers said, adding, “Six inches one way or the other, he would have been dead.”

The man was taken by Short Tract ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, where he was in satisfactory condition and will stay for observation. A name has not been released.

Troopers said investigators will talk to the Allegany County District Attorney’s Office about possible charges.
Troopers in Amity also responded to a man who cut himself with a knife while dressing a deer. The man was not seriously injured.

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